Steve Shumbres Donato Stepney Jacob Martinez

TEAM: Scranton Knights

COLORS: Cardinal & Gold

COACH: Steve Shumbres,  5th Season (13-25)

PIAA: Class 5A

2022 CONFERENCE: LFC Division 1

2021 RECORD: 4-7 (2-2 in conference)


STADIUM: Scranton Memorial Stadium






Scranton struggled at times in 2021 but did get some wins and had some good individual performances. The key for the Knights is to get more from their younger players early to compete in a division that got tougher. Scranton did move down to Class 5A, which went from two schools to six, so it will still be competitive to earn a postseason spot.

The first thing the Knights have to do is break in a new quarterback and that should be Billy Maloney. Brody Coyle will back him up. Lamiare Saldano and Donovan Laybourn-Boddie will take over the running back duties. Noah Ardestani is back at fullback. Donato Stepney is back at wide receiver and will be joined Matt Shilling, Elijah Ortiz, and Izzy Williams. Collin Miller is the new tight end.

The offensive line should be solid with three starters returning including left tackle Packy Rissmiller, right guard Adan Salazar and right tackle Javon James. Jacob Martinez and Greg Clark will compete for the left guard position while Dayshon Fulcher should be the opening day center

Half the defensive line returns with Martinez at end and Salazar at tackle. Ardestani, Hector Ortiz, and Fulcher will be in the mix for the other end while James, Rissmiller, and Noah Petrewski all will get a look at defensive tackle. Shilling and Laybourn-Boddie are back at the outside backer positions and will be backed up by Saldano and Chris Chandler. Nick Carrera, Craig Pabst, and Erik Bacon will battle for the two inside spots. Stepney is the veteran in the secondary for Scranton along with returning saftey Billy Thompson. Either Ortiz and Williams will play at the other corner while Nasir Moore will provide depth at saftey.

Sebastian Carmona will be the new placekicker and Elijah Ortiz will handle the punting duties.

QUOTE FROM COACH SHUMBRES: We feel as a staff that we have had a very successful offseason and we look forward to seeing our players grow as a team. We have a very competitive schedule and we will have to be ready every week and try to remain healthy.

First Team Defensive Line – Jacob Martinez
Honorable Mention Offensive Line – Javon James
Honorable Mention Defensive Back – Donato Stepney

2021 Scranton Roster

#PlayerPositionWeightHeight2021 Grade
1Elijah OrtizDB, WR1555'911
1Antonio HairstonDB, WR1846'212
2Charlie ThompsonDB, RB1815'912
2Dohnavin Laybourn-BoddieLB, RB1956'111
3Charlie BartlebaughDB, QB1445'911
3Bashiyr MurphyDB, RB1445'612
4Adrien JohnsDB, WR1686'010
4Nasir MooreDB, WR1606'111
5Donato StepneyDB, WR1855'1111
7Matt ShillingLB, WR1705'1011
8Izzy WilliamsDB, WR1556'011
9Noah ArdestaniDL, FB1905'1011
10Billy MaloneyDB, QB1555'910
11Chris ChandlerLB, WR1636'010
11Elijah GarciaDB, WR1405'810
11Collin MillerDL, TE2006'111
12Arvel ChandlerDB, QB1556'012
12John AlmonteDB, WR1485'910
14Tristan ReeseLB, RB1605'712
16Craig PabstFB, LB1755'1010
17Kemar FrazerDB, RB1585'1112
18Rayhan WibowoDB, WR1675'910
19Dylan FinnertyLB, QB1745'1010
20Elijah AllenLB, RB1505'912
21Lamiare SaldanoLB, RB1625'811
28Nick CardoneLB, RB1855'812
30Richard ThorneDB, RB1455'1011
32Cooper HuyserDB, WR1585'911
33Jalen ChandlerLB, WR1725'712
34Connor OndekLB, RB1425'610
39Erik BaconFB, LB1735'1011
44Dustin MillerDL, RB2506'412
45Shawn SmithLB, RB2055'1111
49Jeremiah OrtizK2455'912
50Nick CarreraLB, OL2005'1111
50Gavin HendersonDL, OL2525'1112
52Tyler AncheraniDL, OL2206'011
55Michael DiehlDL, OL2806'612
56Hector OrtizDL, OL2025'1011
61Will RobbinsDL, OL2335'911
63Dayshan FulcherDL, OL2105'811
65Sean NortonDL, OL2586'412
66Adan SalazarDL, OL2155'910
67Matt CoursenDL, OL2226'012
68Javon JamesDL, OL2446'110
70Bobby SherpinskasDL, OL2606'012
71Connor GriggsDL, OL2395'1010
72Evan SpindlerDL, OL2756'110
73Nate KwiatkowskiDL, OL2566'412
76Noah PetrewskiDL, OL3656'111
77Packy RissmillerDL, OL2406'111
78Kareem JeffersonDL, OL3336'112
80Amir WilliamsDB, WR1606'211